Therapists in Pacific Palisades, CA

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Mary Johansson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
The human experience is full of ups and downs. Sometimes life can feel overwhelming due to many reasons. At times we need a place to process outside of our family and friend circle. Psychotherapy can give you the opportunity to have a "safe space" where you can discuss and problem solve what is making you feel "stuck," dissatisfied or unhappy, without judgment. Everyone has a personal story to tell. How one tells their story, and processes it, affects how they feel. By developing a narrative that is strength-based, you can move towards improved well-being and an increased sense of hope.
The human experience is full of ups and downs. Sometimes life can feel overwhelming due to many reasons. At times we need a place to process outside of our family and friend circle. Psychotherapy can give you the opportunity to have a "safe space" where you can discuss and problem solve what is making you feel "stuck," dissatisfied or unhappy, without judgment. Everyone has a personal story to tell. How one tells their story, and processes it, affects how they feel. By developing a narrative that is strength-based, you can move towards improved well-being and an increased sense of hope.
(310) 879-5153 View (310) 879-5153
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Dr. Lyn Rowbotham
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
Waitlist for new clients
Each one of us deserves a fulfilling life and is capable of personal growth. I’m here to give you the tools, techniques, and the support you need to recognize and break old patterns, to motivate and facilitate sustainable change and to help you thrive in all relationships, including the one with yourself. There is always hope, no matter what you may be faced with.
Each one of us deserves a fulfilling life and is capable of personal growth. I’m here to give you the tools, techniques, and the support you need to recognize and break old patterns, to motivate and facilitate sustainable change and to help you thrive in all relationships, including the one with yourself. There is always hope, no matter what you may be faced with.
(310) 564-2135 View (310) 564-2135
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Kane Phelps
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272  (Online Only)
I'm passionate about helping men transform life's difficulties into opportunities. Anxiety, trauma, depression, and major life transitions are issues within my scope of expertise. After more than 35 years of working with individuals and families and more than 47 years of a deeply rewarding marriage and family life, I continue to love the process of helping adults of all ages cross the threshold towards an authentic and deeply satisfying life.
I'm passionate about helping men transform life's difficulties into opportunities. Anxiety, trauma, depression, and major life transitions are issues within my scope of expertise. After more than 35 years of working with individuals and families and more than 47 years of a deeply rewarding marriage and family life, I continue to love the process of helping adults of all ages cross the threshold towards an authentic and deeply satisfying life.
(310) 594-3910 View (310) 594-3910
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Jennifer LaCorte
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272  (Online Only)
Change and personal growth is an emotional process, and though it takes time, is worth every minute. I'm passionate about helping someone on their journey, & believe it's an honor to bear witness to self-discovery. I think of my job as being a co-pilot, helping individuals navigate through confusing, and at times, murky waters. Often, destructive behaviors & unhealthy relationships take over, and we lose sight of who we really are. If dysfunctional behaviors and relationships are preventing you from feeling happiness and living a satisfying, authentic life, it's time to begin the work. You don't have to do it alone.
Change and personal growth is an emotional process, and though it takes time, is worth every minute. I'm passionate about helping someone on their journey, & believe it's an honor to bear witness to self-discovery. I think of my job as being a co-pilot, helping individuals navigate through confusing, and at times, murky waters. Often, destructive behaviors & unhealthy relationships take over, and we lose sight of who we really are. If dysfunctional behaviors and relationships are preventing you from feeling happiness and living a satisfying, authentic life, it's time to begin the work. You don't have to do it alone.
(310) 362-5913 View (310) 362-5913
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Stacie Palmer
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
My clients struggle with any number of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, body image issues, and OCD. They may be needing help separating from an unhealthy relationship, or trying to stop self destructive behavior. Or maybe searching for deeper meaning in their life. A life transition such as divorce, death, graduation, marriage may bring up feelings that need to be addressed and processed in order to move forward in their life.
My clients struggle with any number of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, body image issues, and OCD. They may be needing help separating from an unhealthy relationship, or trying to stop self destructive behavior. Or maybe searching for deeper meaning in their life. A life transition such as divorce, death, graduation, marriage may bring up feelings that need to be addressed and processed in order to move forward in their life.
(310) 598-3478 View (310) 598-3478
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Laurie Audra Wiard
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, PhD
Verified Verified
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
The depth tradition holds that all healing begins with a call or a longing manifested through symptoms like depression, anxiety, discontent, pain, or illness. If we choose to accept the invitation of our symptoms and our pain, we may discover that they can be life's unique way of getting our attention ~ drawing us into a deeper engagement and collaboration with our authentic self. Symptoms invite us to consider what needs shifting, shedding, grieving, loving, embracing; what is true, meaningful, creative, and life affirming. I welcome the opportunity to assist you in your process of self discovery, growth and healing.
The depth tradition holds that all healing begins with a call or a longing manifested through symptoms like depression, anxiety, discontent, pain, or illness. If we choose to accept the invitation of our symptoms and our pain, we may discover that they can be life's unique way of getting our attention ~ drawing us into a deeper engagement and collaboration with our authentic self. Symptoms invite us to consider what needs shifting, shedding, grieving, loving, embracing; what is true, meaningful, creative, and life affirming. I welcome the opportunity to assist you in your process of self discovery, growth and healing.
(310) 601-4376 View (310) 601-4376
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Hannah Morris
Marriage & Family Therapist, Hannah, Morris, LMFT
Verified Verified
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272  (Online Only)
Life can be hard, the world is a confusing place. Navigating the way through everyday situations can be challenging. Having someone come along side you to listen or to be a guide and suggest alternatives to behaviors that are troubling and holding you back from the life you want to live can make a difference. I have been working with people for over 20 years, helping them in their unique journeys. My emphasis is growth and change and I believe that acknowledging trauma through the individuals experience can aid in their own understanding and help to define their place in the world wherein healing can take place.
Life can be hard, the world is a confusing place. Navigating the way through everyday situations can be challenging. Having someone come along side you to listen or to be a guide and suggest alternatives to behaviors that are troubling and holding you back from the life you want to live can make a difference. I have been working with people for over 20 years, helping them in their unique journeys. My emphasis is growth and change and I believe that acknowledging trauma through the individuals experience can aid in their own understanding and help to define their place in the world wherein healing can take place.
(805) 427-8991 View (805) 427-8991
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Meredith Moersch
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
As a UCLA-trained pediatric neuropsychologist, I specialize in the assessment and treatment of children and young adults with neurocognitive, academic, and social-emotional differences. I draw upon my knowledge of psychology and neuroscience to provide comprehensive, customized, and evidence-based care to help children and young adults thrive across home, school, and community settings. I work with an array of clinical presentations, including depression, anxiety, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and autism spectrum disorder.
As a UCLA-trained pediatric neuropsychologist, I specialize in the assessment and treatment of children and young adults with neurocognitive, academic, and social-emotional differences. I draw upon my knowledge of psychology and neuroscience to provide comprehensive, customized, and evidence-based care to help children and young adults thrive across home, school, and community settings. I work with an array of clinical presentations, including depression, anxiety, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and autism spectrum disorder.
(424) 581-0821 View (424) 581-0821
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Laima Sappintgon Ph.d
RPS
Verified Verified
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
Every person has a story to tell that is unique to them. While some therapies deal with symptoms alone, I use a psychoanalytic approach to explore and appreciate the depths and intricacies of human existence. I bring socio-psychodynamic, cultural, psychoanalytic and neuropsychoanalytic perspectives to the exploration of one's psyche. These perspectives enable me to appreciate the depths and complexities of our internal worlds, as well as to address life’s challenges and uncertainties.
Every person has a story to tell that is unique to them. While some therapies deal with symptoms alone, I use a psychoanalytic approach to explore and appreciate the depths and intricacies of human existence. I bring socio-psychodynamic, cultural, psychoanalytic and neuropsychoanalytic perspectives to the exploration of one's psyche. These perspectives enable me to appreciate the depths and complexities of our internal worlds, as well as to address life’s challenges and uncertainties.
(323) 849-3912 View (323) 849-3912
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Laure Weber
Psychologist, Psy, D
Verified Verified
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
Waitlist for new clients
Have you often thought about "going to therapy" but can't quite dial a therapist's number? It can be scary to make that first call but also uplifting and perhaps it will give you a sense of hope.
Have you often thought about "going to therapy" but can't quite dial a therapist's number? It can be scary to make that first call but also uplifting and perhaps it will give you a sense of hope.
(424) 277-3465 View (424) 277-3465
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Palisades Intervention
Psychologist, MA, PhD
Verified Verified
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
Hi I'm Tanya, and we're here to help. We know how painful it is to watch a loved one struggle with addiction or compulsion. You can feel paralyzed by the fear of making the situation worse, or pushing the loved one away. In time, as addiction takes hold, it can become more and more difficult to have direct conversations, and a way out can feel impossible. Our team is here to bring you hope.
Hi I'm Tanya, and we're here to help. We know how painful it is to watch a loved one struggle with addiction or compulsion. You can feel paralyzed by the fear of making the situation worse, or pushing the loved one away. In time, as addiction takes hold, it can become more and more difficult to have direct conversations, and a way out can feel impossible. Our team is here to bring you hope.
(310) 422-4132 View (310) 422-4132
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Rhona Rosenblatt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
Welcome! I provide psychotherapy to adults and couples. In addition to talk therapy, I incorporate aspects of somatic work, which is mindful attention to what is held non-verbally in the body. Somatic work is a way to explore deeply held patterns, whether from trauma or other life experiences, that may be impacting you in the present. I often see clients to explore adjustments to changing life circumstances, low mood, depression, anxiety, panic, OCD, fertility, grief, trauma, and PTSD, and worked for over ten years in the field of domestic and international adoption and foster care.
Welcome! I provide psychotherapy to adults and couples. In addition to talk therapy, I incorporate aspects of somatic work, which is mindful attention to what is held non-verbally in the body. Somatic work is a way to explore deeply held patterns, whether from trauma or other life experiences, that may be impacting you in the present. I often see clients to explore adjustments to changing life circumstances, low mood, depression, anxiety, panic, OCD, fertility, grief, trauma, and PTSD, and worked for over ten years in the field of domestic and international adoption and foster care.
(310) 935-3436 View (310) 935-3436
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Jocelyn Pilling
Marriage & Family Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
Psychotherapy is centered on achieving freedom: freedom from suffering, freedom to transform what isn’t working in life, and freedom to grow as an authentic human being. Jocelyn approaches clients’ challenges through various perspectives, including psychodynamic, strength-based, soul-centered, and humanistic theories. Her eclectic approach empowers her to tailor the therapy method to meet each client’s unique needs.
Psychotherapy is centered on achieving freedom: freedom from suffering, freedom to transform what isn’t working in life, and freedom to grow as an authentic human being. Jocelyn approaches clients’ challenges through various perspectives, including psychodynamic, strength-based, soul-centered, and humanistic theories. Her eclectic approach empowers her to tailor the therapy method to meet each client’s unique needs.
(310) 879-5872 View (310) 879-5872
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Karol Darsa
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
My trauma treatment sessions are designed for those seeking focused, short-term therapy with a goal to address specific traumatic experiences within a 3-month period. If you're are looking to dedicate more time to their healing journey, I offer Intensive Trauma Therapy. This entails several hours of therapy per day, across multiple days each week, allowing for a concentrated approach to treatment. For those who live out of CA, I offer trauma coaching sessions . In these sessions, you will discover coping strategies and resilience-building skills, . The main goal in trauma coaching is to help you reconnect with yourself.
My trauma treatment sessions are designed for those seeking focused, short-term therapy with a goal to address specific traumatic experiences within a 3-month period. If you're are looking to dedicate more time to their healing journey, I offer Intensive Trauma Therapy. This entails several hours of therapy per day, across multiple days each week, allowing for a concentrated approach to treatment. For those who live out of CA, I offer trauma coaching sessions . In these sessions, you will discover coping strategies and resilience-building skills, . The main goal in trauma coaching is to help you reconnect with yourself.
(310) 359-0489 View (310) 359-0489
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Deanna Gale Emad
Marriage & Family Therapist, Deanna, Emad, MFT
Verified Verified
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California . I offer counseling to adults, couples, parenting support for families, teens and groups. I am blessed to be doing a profession I love. I have over twenty-five years of experience in personal transformation and treatment. It is my passion to facilitate and support growth and healing in others. I have supported many Families, Couples and Individuals in taking their next steps in living a more authentic, abundant and fulfilling life.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California . I offer counseling to adults, couples, parenting support for families, teens and groups. I am blessed to be doing a profession I love. I have over twenty-five years of experience in personal transformation and treatment. It is my passion to facilitate and support growth and healing in others. I have supported many Families, Couples and Individuals in taking their next steps in living a more authentic, abundant and fulfilling life.
(424) 360-2765 View (424) 360-2765
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Gina Petrella
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
You don't have to suffer from a severe psychological disorder to benefit from help. Sometimes, functional depression, anxiety, or stress can have a noticeable effect as well. You still function but life could definitely improve. It's just a little grayer, a little louder, little harder to handle. The noise in your brain may be a low chatter but it definitely takes up space. It depletes your energy and makes it just a little harder to manage. You're moody, you're tired, and you don't know how to fix it. When you spend so much time and energy managing your mental health you spend less time living. Let's change that.
You don't have to suffer from a severe psychological disorder to benefit from help. Sometimes, functional depression, anxiety, or stress can have a noticeable effect as well. You still function but life could definitely improve. It's just a little grayer, a little louder, little harder to handle. The noise in your brain may be a low chatter but it definitely takes up space. It depletes your energy and makes it just a little harder to manage. You're moody, you're tired, and you don't know how to fix it. When you spend so much time and energy managing your mental health you spend less time living. Let's change that.
(424) 322-2423 View (424) 322-2423
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Heather Turgeon
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
I am a psychotherapist and sleep specialist. I have over 10 years of experience helping people with both solution-focused, brief coaching and consultations, as well as longer-term in depth therapy.
I am a psychotherapist and sleep specialist. I have over 10 years of experience helping people with both solution-focused, brief coaching and consultations, as well as longer-term in depth therapy.
(310) 907-9456 View (310) 907-9456
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Claudia Filler
Marriage & Family Therapist, MSEd, MFT
Verified Verified
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
Welcome to my practice! Whether you are feeling stuck, or anxious, overwhelmed, depressed or in despair: I am a seasoned therapist with a practice designed to help you develop the skills you need to face life's challenges and the resilience and strength to prepare you to embrace a new path. I recognize and respect that it takes courage to make the first move towards changing your life for the better. I shall be with you every step of the way to support and guide you on your personal journey.
Welcome to my practice! Whether you are feeling stuck, or anxious, overwhelmed, depressed or in despair: I am a seasoned therapist with a practice designed to help you develop the skills you need to face life's challenges and the resilience and strength to prepare you to embrace a new path. I recognize and respect that it takes courage to make the first move towards changing your life for the better. I shall be with you every step of the way to support and guide you on your personal journey.
(424) 732-3429 View (424) 732-3429
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Barbara Foley
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD
Verified Verified
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
If you're anxious, depressed, have relationship problems, sexual problems, substance dependency, work problems, family problems, parenting problems, etc., and want to learn how to work through life's issues toward a more alive and purposeful existence, try Integrative Body Psychotherapy. If you want to go beyond everyday problems, feel joy, personal fulfillment, and a profound experience of true self in the world, try this holistic work that combines the physical and mental with the soul. Through breathing and understanding, my clients learn how to manage their issues, find access to their core and often their true purpose in life.
If you're anxious, depressed, have relationship problems, sexual problems, substance dependency, work problems, family problems, parenting problems, etc., and want to learn how to work through life's issues toward a more alive and purposeful existence, try Integrative Body Psychotherapy. If you want to go beyond everyday problems, feel joy, personal fulfillment, and a profound experience of true self in the world, try this holistic work that combines the physical and mental with the soul. Through breathing and understanding, my clients learn how to manage their issues, find access to their core and often their true purpose in life.
(310) 395-3739 View (310) 395-3739
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Elizabeth Salick
Psychologist, PsyD, PMH-C
Verified Verified
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272  (Online Only)
I specialize in working with clients who struggle with anxiety, postpartum disorders, and trauma. I am most aligned with Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) and CBT, as well as other evidence-based therapies that support clients' progression from adversity to growth. A safe, collaborative therapy relationship is the foundation that allows clients to bravely try new ways of thinking and behaving. I work primarily with pregnant and postpartum women who have complex trauma histories.
I specialize in working with clients who struggle with anxiety, postpartum disorders, and trauma. I am most aligned with Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) and CBT, as well as other evidence-based therapies that support clients' progression from adversity to growth. A safe, collaborative therapy relationship is the foundation that allows clients to bravely try new ways of thinking and behaving. I work primarily with pregnant and postpartum women who have complex trauma histories.
(424) 772-4288 View (424) 772-4288

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Number of Therapists in Pacific Palisades, CA

200+

Average cost per session

$225

Therapists in Pacific Palisades, CA who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
89% Depression
88% Relationship Issues
76% Self Esteem
66% Trauma and PTSD
65% Grief
62% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

42% Aetna
41% Other
36% Optum

How Therapists in Pacific Palisades, CA see their clients

73% In Person and Online
27% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
19% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Pacific Palisades?

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.